Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Caught by Lisa Moore
This was the winner of the CBC Canada Reads contest. And while I found it reasonably engaging I wouldn't go so far as to say it is a must read book. It deals with David Slaney's escape from prison after being incarcerated for drug trafficking. We follow his cross country trek and his trip to Colombia to try again. As he travels we learn about his past, his misplaced trust in certain people and why his life went so pathetically wrong. I kept reading because I wanted to see whether he'd get caught again (I won't spoil the surprise here) but I didn't really find Slaney particularly interesting or sympathetic so I didn't love the book.